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Tailgate Heros: Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Tailgate Heros: Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots
Be forewarned. If you make these,they will disappear quickly! But that's okay. Tailgating is all about sharing food and good times, right? Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots Makes 4 appetizer servings 16 frozen tater tots 8 slices THIN bacon, cut in half sideways 2 Tbsp turbinado sugar 1 tsp season salt ¼ tsp cayenne pepper Mix the sugar, salt and cayenne pepper together thoroughly. Sprinkle about half of the rub on top of the bacon strips. Top each half strip with 1 tot and roll up. Place seam side down on a raised rack or a tray. Sprinkle the rest of the seasoning mix over the assembled tots. Preheat your oven or grill to 450f. Cook the bacon snuggled tots until the bacon turns crispy, about 20 minutes. Don't be alarmed if the bacon goes “boa constrictor” on a few of your tots and squeezes the heck out of them. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce, spicy ketchup, or other dipping sauce. These also go great with a grilled steak burger. Perfect for tailgating or “just because”. Related:  Frickin Fantastically Fabulous Food and Drinks

Watermelonade Recipe at Epicurious photo by Roland Bello yield Makes 1 gallon (serves 16) active time 30 min total time 30 min You would be hard-pressed to find something more refreshing than watermelon. Garnish: lemon slices; mint sprigs Preparation Cut watermelon flesh into 2-inch chunks and discard rind. Cooks' note: Watermelonade can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies « Betchacanteatjustone's Blog This just may be my new favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie. It’s made with butter AND cream cheese. It’s dense, chewy, chocolatey and very delicious. I had half a package of cream cheese that needed to be used up and I really wanted chocolate chip cookies so I figured surely there must be a recipe… a quick google blog search led me to baking blonde and a really delicious recipe that’s definitely being added to my regular cookie repertoire! Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from BakingBlonde 4 oz cream cheese, softened (recipe called for 5-6 but I only had 4)3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar2 tsp vanilla extract1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt2 cups plus 3 tbsp all purpose flour1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment Cream together the butter, cream cheese and sugars until light and fluffy. Sift together dry ingredients and then add them to the butter mixture. Enjoy!

Warm Toasted Marshmallow S'more Bars 7 Healthy Dinners in Under 30 Minutes Taco Salad Depending on the type of salsa you use, this salad will vary in heat. Some like it hot, some do not. To please everyone, make it mild and put a bottle of your favorite hot sauce on the table. Serves: 4 (1 cup filling & 2 cups salad each) Preparation time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1/2 cup prepared salsa 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1 teaspoon canola oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey 2 large plum tomatoes, diced 1 14-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 8 cups shredded romaine lettuce 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese Preparation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Enjoy! Nutrition Facts Per serving: 356 calories 14 g fat (5 g sat, 1 g mono) 81 mg cholesterol 26 g carbohydrate33 g protein 10 g fiber 618 mg sodium 763 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: vitamin A (150% Daily value), vitamin C (60% DV), folate (53% DV), iron (25% DV), potassium (22% DV) Want more? Going on a diet?

My Fridge Food - Recipes you already have in your Fridge A week of healthy dinners Written by Nigel Denby, dietician Cooking doesn't have to be about slaving for hours in the kitchen. Dietician Nigel Denby's recipes show how easy it is to create quick healthy meals. We are Europe's biggest consumers of ready meals. And no wonder: we're all leading increasingly hectic lives and it can be hard to muster the energy after a long day at work to prepare a healthy, balanced evening meal. But there are ways you can whip up tasty nutritious dinners without slaving over a hot stove for hours or constantly resorting to ready meals. In part two, you'll find my guide to making the healthiest choices when you do buy ready meals. Before you start On the side If you're serving the main course with a side, use these quantities and cooking times as a guide: 50g couscous per person - 5 minutes 75g basmati rice per person - 10-15 minutes 75g brown rice per person - 25 minutes 85g vegetables is one portion of your five a day. Monday Salmon with couscous and seasonal vegetables Ingredients To cook

Mimosas, Bellinis and More: 8 Brunch Cocktails Best Hummus Recipe • The Hummus Blog Making hummus isn’t too hard, but it’s not all about having the right recipe. Our simple recipe for traditional homemade hummus, comes with a little of our hummus-philosophy. See also: Quick Tahini Recipe Arbis chickpea snack the Real Falafel recipe [These three are all far less intellectually challenging] .There’s nothing like good, healthy, homemade hummus, and there’s no reason for you not to try making it. You shouldn’t, and can’t, compete with people who have been making hummus all their lives. A hummus made right, will not make you feel heavy or bloated after you eat it. To solve the gas problem, BTW, you should soak the chickpeas in clean water for 10-15 hours, switch them at list once, and take off the foam that appears over the boiling water during the cooking. Also, washing the chickpeas well between every two steps of the making, will help you leave out the aftertastes. There are lots of different hummus recipes. Ingredients [4 extra-large bowls of Hummus] 1/2 cup tahini salt olive oil

Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters Margarita Jell-O Shooters ~ A fun farewell to summer and a festive edition to your Sunday football tailgate party or gatherings. For another Jello shooter variation like this one, check out my Lemon Drop Jello Shooters cut into the shape of lemon wedges and my Rocky Candy Shooters shaped just like the rock candy you loved as a kid. Strawberry Margarita Jello Shooters As many of you know, my Lemon Drop Jell-O Shooters are my issued dish from my girlfriend who holds the annual tailgate kickoff amongst our friends. Now that we can finally make the next one in two weeks, she has again requested Jell-O shooters. That being the case, I opted to try what you see here. Besides how cute and fun are these? Printthis recipe Saveto recipe box Yield: Makes 24-30 Shooters Ingredients: 24-30 Strawberries Margarita Mix 1 box Strawberry Jell-O8 ounces tequila, preferably reposado or blanco6 ounce CointreauSalt for garnish Directions: Strawberry Prep: A few notes: Leave a Comment